September 2019 Newsletter

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Volvo News C&D likes the XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered But with a turbocharger, a supercharger, and an electric component, is it asking for trouble? Best July performance in 12 years Volvo’s roll continues: Volvo Car USA posts best July performance in 12 years. August was also signifiant, with double-digit growth. CPO Volvos get free Volvo On Call All Certified […]

Care by Volvo Expands to Five Models

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The modern way to own a car continues its breakneck pace, its centerpiece being Care by Volvo, a car subscription plan Volvo introduced two years ago. It debuted with the XC40, itself possibly the most urban lifestyle SUV ever to roll down the streets of the world’s cities. The XC40 was the ideal first candidate […]

Gen Z to Baby Boomers: You’re The Biggest Threat

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And Boomers feel the same way… about Generation Z. The finger pointing is over who causes accidents most often. These are the findings of a Harris poll done on behalf of Volvo. In a wide-ranging survey of Americans across a broad range of generations, Volvo set out to explore the effectiveness of driver’s ed programs […]

MVS Newsletter July 2019

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Volvo News The E.V.A. Initiative shares 40 years of auto safety data. Recall: 2014-2019 2-liter, 4-cylinder diesel — The affected models are the (all diesels) S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 and XC90.A plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform. Volvo might design and produce SUVs above the XC90 and below the […]

Tow for Life is Free Towing – For ALL Volvo Cars

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Today Volvo introduced Tow for Life, a free program for all Volvos. Yes, even that barely-running old 1985 Volvo 240 down the block you’re thinking about… No matter how old or new, how well- or poorly-maintained the Volvo, it qualifies for free towing. Wow! The Catch Of course there’s a catch. In life, there are […]

Volvo Car USA Launches Post-Accident Guidance Service

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Interesting news out of Volvo today. Check out the parts on after the collision… ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 14, 2019) Volvo Car drivers will now have help at their fingertips in the minutes following an accident, via their smartphones. Volvo Car Accident Advisor is the first mobile, post-accident experience that serves up emergency services and checklists, guided […]

A Sticker for a Donor

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Bonus!  Everyone who gives/gave this round Spring ’19 MVS Moderator Donation, you’re all entered into a raffle for the last I [heart]My Volvo sticker known to exist. You don’t have to do anything. I’ll perform a random selection for one winner from the list of donors.  I found two of these the other day in my […]

Spring 2019 Moderator Donation Drive — On Now!

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These guys do so much for us owners. Want to show them you appreciate them? Donate any amount. It all goes to them, 100%. Actually, it’s more than 100% when you figure in the PayPal fees, because I split up among them what’s donated, not what I actually collect. Here’s the running tally forum post.

Volvo News – Newsletter May 2019

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Polestar picks UK For New Development Center Brexit doesn’t scare Volvo.  Volvo’s Head of R&D Talks Touchy Safety Subjects Volvo’s head of R&D talks about the touchy subjects of in-car cameras and 112 MPH maximum speed limit coming in 2021 models. Never before has safety been so controversial. Right? Strange days. Rich Actor Loves And […]

April Sales Report – Up Slightly Year Over Year

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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 1, 2019) – Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 8,367 vehicles for the month of April, an increase of 0.4 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date, VCUSA has sold 30,425 vehicles, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year. April 2019 was the best April sales […]

2020 XC90 Changes

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The 2020 XC90 is the fifth model year of the SPA platform big SUV from Volvo. Seems like the first of Volvo’s SPA cars debuted just a couple years ago. Model year time flies by. Anyway… 2020 XC90 Volvo Forum discussion 2020 XC90 Safety Here are the three safety-related items coming to the 2020 XC90 […]

Volvo News – Newsletter March 2019

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MVS Volvo Newsletter March 2019 Want these to come to you? Subscribe to the MVS Newsletter here. Volvo News Volvo Announces Polestar 2 Good quick overview of Volvo… er… Polestar’s second vehicle, and how it competes with the Tesla Model 3. Here’s the MVS rundown of Polestar 2 vs. Model 3. Volvo Goes Full “Big […]

Polestar 2 vs. Tesla Model 3

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Now that the Polestar 2 has been revealed, we can get down to spec-spreadsheeting and feature-counting. The CMA-underpinned Polestar 2 specs: 78 kWh option yields 275 miles, 0-60 in 4.7 sec, charge rate of 150 kW, with third-party charging network. It will be available via Volvo’s novel Care by Volvo subscription, or by a normal […]